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National Grid Transmission Services Corporation; Bangor Hydro Electric Company; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order

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Take notice that on July 11, 2011, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207, National Grid Transmission Services Corporation and Bangor Hydro Electric Company (collectively, NEL Parties) filed a petition for declaratory order to request that the Commission issues a finding that a proposed transaction, between the NEL Parties and an undesignated subsidiary of First Wind Holdings, Inc. (First Wind) is consistent with the Commission's requirements regarding participant-funded transmission lines. The NEL Parties seek a determination that a proposed bilateral transmission services agreement, under which the NEL Parties will sell First Wind up to 1,100 MW of transmission service over a new, participant-funded, high voltage direct current transmission line, the Northeast Energy Link, in order that First Wind may deliver energy to purchasers in New England.

Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.

The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

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Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on August 15, 2011.

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Dated: July 18, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-18697 Filed 7-22-11; 8:45 am]